Saturday, March 2, 2013

How to make a scarecrow

"Homemade scarecrows can do more than serve as harvest-time décor. Use these step-by-step instructions for a scarecrow that has both form and function....." has a great tutorial for making this awesome scarecrow.  Click on the link for more info.....

Farm scarecrow
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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Frozen Banana Treat

Bananas rolled in Greek yogurt, crushed almonds, and cinnamon, then frozen. Healthy treat!
Thanks & credit to Awe Sum Organics for sharing on their Facebook page:!/awesumorganics

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How To Make Dehydrated Cinnamon Apples

A really nice tutorial with pictures.  Love the blog!!!

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One-Pot Indoor Herb Garden

Basil, thyme, sage.
"One big pot, some potting soil, and a few herb plants are all you need. You should also have a sunny spot; the herbs will need plenty of direct sunshine..."
2007_10_29-Herbs.jpg  Click on link for more information.

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How to make a Moss Lettuce Basket

Wire and moss basket of lettuce
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Backyard Vegetable Garden

Lots of good information here...

"A backyard vegetable garden should be an asset, not a burden. Watering, weeding, fertilizing and similar chores can be kept to a minimum if the beds are properly prepared and well-mulched. Low-maintenance gardens are the only way to keep the fun in gardening, and low-maintenance techniques can also lead to increased yields from your plants......" Continue reading....


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Gardening in 4" PVC Pipe

Source: via Vel's on Pinterest
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Old ironing board into yard art

Source: via Vhonda on Pinterest
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Container plants

Lettuce in the back pots & basil/cilantro in the wire baskets


Lettuce, carrots & herb baskets

Mixed Lettuce


Onions ( recycled by cutting off bottom/root section & replanting)



Carrots tops (recycled)  I understand they will not actually grow carrots but will seed.

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Recycled seed starters

 Create mini-greenhouses for your precious here for tutorial.
This is a really neat idea.  I have a bunch of these boxes in the shed.....hmmmm.  
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

T-shirt floor mat

Here is an excuse for you of saving all those old t-shirts – a wonderful craft and upcycling project about making your own floor mat from T-shirts that you don’t wear. There are a few ways of making one but now we will take a look at the easiest way of creating a T-shirt rug for your bathroom, kitchen or just used as a decor......continue reading

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Are we living in the "last days"?

It rained all night and into the morning hours....too wet to go outside and my knee has been really hurting (due to the weather I guess).  So I've been doing some Bible study this morning.  I read from the King James version and would like to share this chapter with you:

2 Timothy 3

King James Version (KJV)
3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their's also was.
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Just some food for thought....God bless!!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Planted sweet peas

I've been "out-of pocket" for the past few days but spent the morning back on my garden project.  The sweet pea seedlings have grown out of the paper pots so I decided to go ahead & plant them in the pallet bed.  Then I got to thinking....oh man, them wild rabbits are gonna eat my plants I did my "red-neck thang" and put up a fence around the bed to keep em out.  Now don't laugh...I can also throw some plastic sheeting over it if ole Jack Frost shows up to visit.


Here's some recent pics of the cold frames & all the little seedlings that are  sprouting & growing.

Tomato seedlings

Carrots in the 3 big pots and more sweet peas & thyme seedlings

Basil seedlings

I put the dog wire over these so when I cover it with the plastic sheeting it won't fall in on the plants when it rains.

More tomato seed pots

My garden of them anyway :)
Now I'm going to rest awhile and then start supper.  Billy working in Hattiesburg today so it'll be a lil late when he gets home.  Until tomorrow...God's blessings on you all :)

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Today's project

It finally warmed up enough so I could get the seed pots moved off the porch.  More of the seeds are sprouting and the sweet peas in the cold frame are growing like crazy!  Enjoy the pictures :)

Basil sprouting

More Lettuce 

Sweet Peas

More Sweet Peas


All covered up...again


Fireants got into these carrot containers :(  Guess I'll have to dump them & try again...darn ants!!

I've got to go pick up the grandchildren in a few but I will return :)

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Portable Chicken Coop

Wow!!! I really like this plan & I think my chickens would too :)
You can purchace the plan(kit) to make it here but I'm thinking...hmmm....maybe my hubby could  make it ....without the kit

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How to make a chain link gutter garden

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How to Make Super-Sturdy Tomato Cages: Organic Gardening

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Free Gardening Downloads from Organic Gardening

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Zone by zone to-do list for gardeners in February: Organic Gardening

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Ok, so I had to bring the lettuce inside and take a pic.  :)


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All is well

Brrrrr....what a cold, frosty morning!!  We got alot of rain from the storm early yesterday morning but the wind wasn't as bad here as they had predicted.  Thank goodness for that!  My trip to the doc turned out ok, seems my thyroid medication dosage was too low and I wasn't taking it right.  Hmmm....who knew.  Apparently I can't drink coffee or tea for 30 minutes to an hour after taking my pill.  Doc says Levothyroxin is a "picky" drug and can't be taken with anything else in order for it to work.  Gotta go back and have  bloodwork done in 6 weeks to check my TSH level.  Praying it straightens out.  Until then, back to my gardening......

My seed pots are looking good.  The lettuce, sweet peas, cilantro & a few of the tomato seeds are sprouting....yay.  Will get some pictures posted later (it too cold out there right now).  Besides, I don't want to uncover them right now.   The sun is shining and I need to get them moved off the porch and back into the sunlight so they can get warmed up. 

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Bible verse of the day

Exodus 15:2 (KJV)

The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation ; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mandala Garden Design

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Replant cut carrot tops


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How to Make a Bucket into a Bird House

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Greenhouse made from cattle panels, 2x4s and plastic

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